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You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln
officialftsk:

creating the set list for tour! what do YOU wanna hear at your show?

officialftsk:

creating the set list for tour! what do YOU wanna hear at your show?

I was going through m favorites and found this pic of caleb. Way back when he was only on his first twitter lol. Enjoy. It’s kind of absolutely gorgeous beautiful amazing.

I was going through m favorites and found this pic of caleb. Way back when he was only on his first twitter lol. Enjoy. It’s kind of absolutely gorgeous beautiful amazing.

kentftsk:

Just want to let everyone know that my days of touring with FTSK have come and gone. I’m ready to pursue other opportunities in my life and am very thankful and blessed to have been a part of the band. Nothing anyone can do or say can change what we accomplished in such a short amount of time, and…

The thing I like most about this birthday card is that I didn’t even write the message. When I announced on twitter that i was making a card for Jonathan, I also asked you guys to tweet me any kind words you had to say about him that i could put in the message. I checked my replies minutes later, and it was overflowing. Srsly. I was waiting for the Fail Whale to show up. I literally just copied and pasted bits and pieces from your replies and spun/twirled/twisted it into the sweetest thing ever. Someone even sent in an adorable poem! I had so much fun making this card and just wanted to thank you guys for your last minute participation. Last minute on my part, I mean. I think i started it around 10 PM haha. Anyways, I don’t think he has seen it yet, but i’m not giving up. Even if i have to get it blown up to poster size, go to an FTSK show, and wave it in his face Lol.
GLORT. :)

The thing I like most about this birthday card is that I didn’t even write the message. When I announced on twitter that i was making a card for Jonathan, I also asked you guys to tweet me any kind words you had to say about him that i could put in the message. I checked my replies minutes later, and it was overflowing. Srsly. I was waiting for the Fail Whale to show up. I literally just copied and pasted bits and pieces from your replies and spun/twirled/twisted it into the sweetest thing ever. Someone even sent in an adorable poem! I had so much fun making this card and just wanted to thank you guys for your last minute participation. Last minute on my part, I mean. I think i started it around 10 PM haha. Anyways, I don’t think he has seen it yet, but i’m not giving up. Even if i have to get it blown up to poster size, go to an FTSK show, and wave it in his face Lol.

GLORT. :)

Jnthn is srsly turning 27

This Thursday will mark the sixth day of January for year 2011. Now, you can look at this a couple different ways. The Christians will be feasting for the Epiphany. The Americans will probably be enjoying some cool bean activities in honor of National Bean Day. And some of you may still be mourning the death of President Theodore Roosevelt. However, I hope all you Forever The Sickest Kids fans on twitter will take some time and help us celebrate the birth of lead singer/twitter icon/postal jeep owner Jonathan Cook. The plan is to start tweeting ‘#happybdayjcook’ late wednesday night and keep going until we get it trending! We’ve done it before. We can do it again. If you have any other ideas on how we can make this super fun/awesome/crazy twitter birthday for him, please share! You can tweet me (@GLORT_FTSKFANS), message me on here, or click the box on the right that says “You might as well let me know now…” to submit your own blog/idea for me to post. Whichever makes you happiest. So gEt ReAdY 2 g3t cR@Zy. & to all you Christian American Teddy Bear bean lovin’ FTSK fans, this will be quite a day for you!

glort :)

austinbello:

Can I attempt to be poetic for a second hah, some might refer to it as emo but I don’t really care at this specific moment ha. Meet Natalie. Usually I’m able to describe my feelings or emotions but with this girl, anything that I would say would underplay the way that I really feel for her. I could say she reminds me of a children’s playground, full of innocent laughter and immediate excitement but her joy is so much more. I could say that she’s like a warm, orange sunset gently bowing for it’s daily performance, but her beauty far outweighs that. I could say her eyes are as captivating as the stars and her scent as pleasing as a field of colorful windblown lilies, but for me, I would be attempting to describe the indescribable. She makes me feel like I can do anything. All I need is a kiss from her and I could take on all of Sparta with one hand while writing her love poems in the other, then kill ten ferocious lions with rocks and spears, build a three story mansion out of bamboo, and summon all the local dragons while wearing only a loin cloth. ;) She empowers me. Welcome her with open arms! cheers!

Don't Miss Out On This Great UAM Deluxe Edition Package!
Marc: Buy now, you get the second one half price for the next 30 minutes!
Jonathan: Ohhh, only on Wal-Mart.com.
Kyle: And if you act now, we'll all throw in a high 5...except for Caleb
Caleb: I don't like germs.
Jonathan: But that's not all! If you call within the next 32 seconds, you'll also get a free DVD in the package.
Interviewer: This won't air til tomorrow...
Jonathan: Oh, they lost their oppurtunity. They should have watched it today.
A Grammar Lesson From Forever the Sickest Kids
Interviewer: So how did you get started in the business?
Kyle: Can we split up this question? One word each: We
Marc: started
Jonathan: fifteen
Kent: weeks ago...weeks-ago, that was hyphenated.
Caleb: umm and
Austin: someone
Kyle: decided
Marc: to
Jonathan: band
Kent: us
Caleb: together
Austin: forever
Kyle: but
Marc: .......
Kyle: b-u-t-t. but
Marc: forever butt?
Kyle: no no no. period, and then but. b-u-t-t
Marc: So we're starting off talking about our butts?
Jonathan: He thinks he's spelling it right.
Marc: Ohhh. b-u-t-t is butt.
Jonathan: Yeah, that's the rear end.
Marc: And if you were gonna start a sentence with a "but", you would actually have a comma. You wouldn't start a sentence with a "but". That would be a bad sentence.
Kyle: No, b-u-t-t because they're connected, the two t's. "Butt" is kind of like the..adjective.
Austin: No, that's saying like "butt hole".
What if having a relationship with Jesus is less systematic and calculated, less checking off requirements for a Christian to-do-list, less following church rules and regulations, less republican, less Americanized, less undesirable, and more like falling in love. More like being emotionally moved by your favorite song then listening to your high-school teacher talk about the quadratic formula. What if God isn’t Santa Claus or a magical genie only there to talk to when we want something or are in trouble. What if God has always been and knew us including our struggles and sins, our birthmarks and “imperfections”, before we were even in the womb, yet still has a love for us that could never be shaken. What if God really is Love……
my own words, but influenced by the writings of Donald Miller (via austinbello)